Two BPD officers hurt, suspect killed in St. Mark's Area shooting
Boston Police are hunting for a suspect in a shooting today in the St. Mark's Area that left two Boston Police officers injured and another suspect dead.
Police Commissioner Ed Davis identified the dead suspect as Roudy Hendricks, 21, of Brockton. He said Hendricks had a lengthy and violent record.
The two officers, Terry Cotton and Harry Jean are recovering from leg injuries - Davis said Cotton was shot twice in the leg, while Jean suffered a bullet graze to the leg. Both have 24 years of service, he said.
The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Shepton Street and Dorchester Ave. Dozens of Boston Police and other law enforcement rushed to the scene in the vicinity of St. Mark's Church to search for a second armed suspect, described as black male, light complexion, slim build, maroon shirt with stripes and braided hair. Police are asking for the public to call in information about the suspect's possible whereabouts: Call in tips to 1(800) 494-TIPS or text-a-tip to CRIME.
Dorchester Avenue was shut for much of the day as police searched for the second suspect and evidence.
Davis said Cotton and Jean were both in plain clothes and doing surveillance for a drug investigation when they noticed two men doing something suspicious.
He said they got out of their car and identified themselves to the two men as police officers. "The two individuals reached into their clothing," Davis said. "At least one individual pulled out a gun and fired at the officers. The officers returned fire. Both police officers were hit."
Davis said a house that was searched at 18 Lonsdale St. turned out to be unrelated to the shootings.